Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. This rule cannot be about cross-dressing alone since it locates the prohibition in a market place. We can presume that otherwise, a perfumed male is fine. What does this tell us about the relationship between cross-dressing and sexual adventure?
2. Rabbi Yohanan limits the prohibition further to only those places where there is suspicion of sexual encounter. What do you think is the machloket (disagreement) between these two rabbis?
3. Why the marketplace?
4. We have met R. Yohanan before. (See WWG ch. 6.) He is known as a culturally marked feminized male. How might this personal reality have affected his position on this rule and what does say about his perspective on the relationship between gender and sexuality?